What happens after Mrs. Drover leaves the house? 

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     There is not much that happens after Mrs. Dover leaves the house, but it is where everything in the story comes together.  She leaves the house when a draft of air suggests someone is leaving the basement or is in the house with her. She quickly descends the stairs and exits the house with some relief her disturbing journey is near completion. Mrs. Dover quickly finds a taxi in a deserted area and is thankful for her luck. However, upon entering the cab it begins to drive back toward the house although she has not given directions to the driver. She knocks on the glass to get his attention. Staring into the eyes of the driver she is paralyzed for a few moments. Then she begins to scream.

     The last few minutes of Mrs. Dover's journey make up very little of the overall storyline. However, it is these last few minutes that beautifully tie in the entire story to the culminating point. The reader is left to ponder her ultimate fate.